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Christian Gnädig
10-22-2013 05:46 AM

FDT/DTM technology - important or not?

The FDT/DTM technology is available since nearly 8 years now. Is this technology important in the automation business or not? Do you know about it or have you even never heard about it? What is you opinion?
10-22-2013 08:04 AM
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Kamlesh Parmar
10-22-2013 08:04 AM
I believe that it is important and complementary to EDDL. It provides rich diagnostic which in turn help for Predictive Maintenance. We did mentioned this technology for Specification for DCS( Distributed Control System)
10-22-2013 10:12 AM
Top #3
Lawrence Karl Schillig Jr.
10-22-2013 10:12 AM
I work for Rockwell Automation and the FDT/DTM Technology is critical for entry into the process industry.
I have been involved in the development of the HART DTM's for distributed I/O.
10-22-2013 12:57 PM
Top #4
John Weet
10-22-2013 12:57 PM
Christian, there is so much information out there on this subject. I suggest you go and look at the following few web sites. http://www.emersonprocessxperts.com/archives/2008/05/comparing_eddl.htmlhttp://radio.weblogs.com/0133292/2008/11/06.htmlhttp://www.controlglobal.com/articles/2005/459.html

I hope these help.
10-22-2013 03:43 PM
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Christian Gnädig
10-22-2013 03:43 PM
Hi John,

Thank you for your reply, I know those sutdies and reports. But I am also interested in the opinion and experience of YOU (the people who are directly involved in such topics).


10-22-2013 06:05 PM
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Sarat Reddy
10-22-2013 06:05 PM
Hi All,

I worked on development of DTM for Foundation Fieldbus devices. I think FDT is a beatiful technology that gives the best interoperability between Configuration Tools and third party device specific DTMs. Please checkout Invensys Process System's DTMs if you want to explore FDT and how it helps Integrators and Maintenance engineers.

10-22-2013 08:13 PM
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Larry O'Brien
10-22-2013 08:13 PM
Most of the major automation suppliers, and many of the smaller ones, have invested in FDT/DTM technology. We believe it is complimentary to EDDL. It's really a way to aggregate asset information management for various devices and pieces of equipment across multiple networks.
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